Page 67: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (April 1989)
Furuno Introduces New 6-Inch
And 8-Inch Dual-Frequency
Color Video Sounders
Furuno recently introduced two new dual-frequency color video sounders.
The FCV-663 is Furuno's most cost-effective dual-frequency color video sounder. It features a bright, high resolution 6-inch CRT that shows returning echoes in eight dis- tinctive colors depending on target strength. This enables easy determi- nation of fish schools, individual structures and, especially, targets lying on or near the bottom. Four display modes allow the user excep- tional flexibility in viewing the un- derwater scene: high or low frequen- cy picture can be shown either full screen or with bottom lock on the lower 35 percent of the CRT; simul- taneous dual-frequency display shows 50 kHz on the upper half and 200 kHz on the lower half of the screen; either high or low frequency
The FCV-663 is Furuno's most cost-effec- tive dual-frequency color video sounder. can be shown on the right half of the
CRT, with zoomed display on the left; combined dual frequencies can be displayed on the right half of the
CRT, with zoomed display on the left. In addition, the FCV-663 offers fish or bottom alarm, eight basic and phased ranges to 2,000 feet, eight zoom ranges, memory, 150 W output power and, with optional sensor inputs, display of vessel speed, position and water tempera- ture.
The FCV-663 is supplied with a single dual frequency transducer, or an optional four-way transducer in- cluding speed and temperature sen- sors is available.
The FCV-522 is Furuno's newest "big" color video sounder designed for sport as well as commercial fish- ermen. A bright 8-inch high-resolu- tion CRT shows returning echoes in eight colors to a maximum depth of 2,000 feet. Eight basic and phased range scales permit easy viewing of any specific depth of interest, and 10 operating modes let users see var- ious combinations high, low, or mixed frequencies, bottom lock, zoomed ranges, alarms, stored data, navigation information, or on- screen menu of operating parame- ters. In the NAV mode, with appro- priate optional inputs, a full-screen alphanumeric presentation is made of depth, vessel speed, water tem- perature, vessel position in L/L, and alarm status. Also, a graphic plot of temperature may be shown on the lower 35 percent of the CRT.
Standard features include choice of background color, choice of bot- tom, fish or temperature alarm, 150
W output power, eight zoom ranges, depth phasing in 1-foot steps, auto- matic bottom tracking feature, se- lectable display advance rate, single dual-frequency transducer or op- tional four-way unit incorporatng speed/temperature sensors, and
Furuno's newest "big" color video sounder, the FCV-522, is designed for sport as well as commercial fishermen. universal 11-40 VDC power supply drawing less than 45 watts.
For further information and free literature on Furuno's new 6-inch dual-frequency color sounder,
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For free literature containing full information on Furuno's new 8-inch dual-frequency color sounder,
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To Pacific Ship Repair
Pacific Ship Repair & Fabrica- tion, Inc., San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a contract by the U.S.
Navy worth $2,950,000 for the Se- lected Restricted Availability of the frigate USS Meyerkord (FF-1058).
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